Tuesday, December 29, 2009

new york, here I come!

Leaving for NYC in the morning to scout out some new goods for Lavish (and celebrate the New Year)! Can't wait to get me some hot roasted nuts and a hotdoggity dog in Central Park!

Friday, December 18, 2009

new kids on the block

Prudence, Bandit, Lemonade, Violet, and Buzz....they're all here! And ready to be squeezed, snuggled, and played with and loved!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Come in this Saturday and see much more handmade treasures by SUGAR and meet the owner! Sweet birds for your Christmas tree, quilted blankets, scalloped party garland, fun bibs, and much more! trunk show this saturday, 11am until 2pm!

Monday, November 23, 2009

a little eye candy...

because Lavish loves some SUGAR!Hanging in a nursury (or perched in my Christmas tree!), these sweet little lovebirds will bring happiness to any room. Fun fabric and great size for little hands (not paws, Maverick and Curtis)
So while out shopping for others, buy yourself a little tweet. I mean treat!

If I had children's rooms, they would be covered in this:

(party garland, 9ft long, $34)

And in my next lifetime, my dinner parties will look like this:
These Baby Blankets and Heirloom Quilts alone will make you want to wrap up and swadle a baby (or pooch) this winter.
southern, sweet, charming, and handsewn...SUGAR...and did I mention? she's local!

One of a kind handmade treasures by SUGAR, sold exclusively at Lavish!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Whirlwind weekend in Tallahassee where I had a chance to bring a {little} bit of my shop to the Tallahassee Lassies! It was a successful weekend {THANK YOU!} and gave me a heads up on what customers are shopping for this year. And a very BIG THANK YOU! to Miss Mandy's for graciously allowing me to use her one-of-a-kind cottage furniture for the event. And another THANKYOU! for helping me set up the evening before the event after a long day of work! Stay tuned for a preview of new lines coming in!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lavish is hittin the road!

This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I will be participating in the Junior League's Jingle Jubilee event! So all of my dear and loyal Tallahassee customers, for once, I will be coming to you!! I will be partnering with Miss Mandy's furniture and have all sorts of fun gifts for everyone on your list!

Monday, November 2, 2009

the scent of the tropics

childhood spent vacationing in hawaii + californian perfumist

= kai fragrance

"beauty lies in the simplest and purest of things"

Favorite scent on a female? "Yes...Kai. Smells very clean. Like shower fresh." Usher

"It smells tropical...like fresh gardenias." Kate Bosworth

{roller perfume oil, body polish, body butter, lotion and skylight candle}

Friday, October 30, 2009

I don't like to get ahead of the season, but our WINTER candle just arrived and it is WONDERFUL!! By the way, I call it a winter candle, not Christmas candle, because it is strictly pine and doesn't have that Christmassy smell that you will make you sick the day after Christmas. Picking out this candle was difficult and had several runner-ups, but we chose The Soap & Paper Factory Roland Pine !! First of all, I love this company. This says a little bit about them : "When we create our products we think about ol' mother earth - recycled and recyclable packaging, green products, no parabens and biodegrability. Our products are made by people who love what they do and fill each item with lots of love, laughter, and good vibes!" Not to mention, the packaging and what's inside is to die for!
Pure soy candles, shea butter soap, room mist and diffusers!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fall Fashion

FUN Confetti Bangles!!
And at only $15 and $11, sweet little gifts!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

2 in 1 Beauty

Becca Lip and Cheek Cream

Incredibly easy to use and the color stays on. Perfect for achieving the "J.Crew look" with the pastel lips and rosey cheeks.

Becca Luminous Skin {aka Tinted Moisturizer}

Provides a sheer tint of color to "even" the skin, acting as both a moisturizer and sunscreen. Contains vitamins A, B, D, E and broad spectrum SPF 20 +.

Susan Hanover Cuffs ($120-$135)

Go beautifully from day until night. Let me tell you, you will get TONS of compliments on this bracelet! So much FUN with jeans and a tank or a black dress.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Style and Elegance is...

Coralia Leets pearls and semi-precious stones. Our shipment of jewels has just arrived and I want it all! Coralia's collection includes freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones set in a sterling silver base with either 18 or 22 karat gold fill overlay. Exclusively at Lavish. 229.227.0079.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Let's Get Organized!

Great shipment from Graphic Image! Just received card cases, small envelopes (for business cards or credit cards), jotters (holds cardstock paper for making lists), and 2010 datebooks. Bright pink, green apple, gold, silver etc. goatskin ... so ready to get organized!! And everything being around $30, makes perfect little gifts!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Do you ever get tired of your sweet/floral perfumes? Need a Sweet Escape? I do. I have recently put those aside and have been wearing Creed's Silver Mountain Water. So clean. So androgynous. I love how Brent and I can share this scent and it makes it easy for traveling. The Millesime Imperial is also a nice cologne for sharing. A little bit more fruity/musky/woodsy. ( I also wouldn't mind sharing that J Crew trilby straw hat. ) And the Cameron Organic crib set. Natural linens, satiny-soft cottons and a simple elegance. How could a mama go wrong with this one? And if you want to be "green" or reusable... all your babies will get use out of this crib set! Don't forget, set up a baby registry at Lavish and receive 10% off everything Serena and Lily that is on your registry! 229.227.0079

Monday, September 28, 2009


Most everyone who knows me knows that I am a Summertime Girl. Long days, NO SCHOOL, afternoon swims and boiled peanuts all strike my fancy. Even my {our} wedding was all pink with not a hint of FALL. Brent, however, is just starting his favorite time of the year. College football, bonfires, Octoberfest beer, camping, and the countdown to 12.11 {the boys birthday is kind of a BIG DEAL}. And I guess like many other things, what he likes, I grow to like. His excitement for coffee on the porch on crisp mornings becomes my excitement too. We look forward to using our new {old} fireplaces in our new {old} house this FALL and all of our weeds dying off just a little. Who would have known that I would grow to LOVE this time of year? And my two favorite candles to burn this season that will make you feel like you're in a little cabin in the woods: Votivo Teak and Votivo Pondicherry/Sandalwood.

Been a while since you last had a facial? No problema! Sign up for a 15 minute express Vitamin C facial this Friday afternoon. Our Murad esthitician will be here at 12:00 answering all types of skincare questions, and will be giving the complimentary facials from 3 until 7pm. So what is the low down on Vitamin C and skincare? Vitamin C has been proven to strengthen and undo damage caused by environmental aggresors {ultraviolet rays, smoke, etc}, which causes premature aging {fine lines, hyperpigmentation, etc}. I know you have all heard me say it before, but living in the South, we are all getting way too much sun exposure {even though it looks like I haven't seen the light of day} and the results aren't pretty.

So bring your friend or husband {Brent will have beer for the men} and we will have you in and out looking fabulous! Call to schedule, 229.227.0079.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hello New Lavish!

I have never been satisfied with my setup at Lavish and couldn't figure out how to display everything. It is such an art and I've had no training. Fortunately for me, Jackie Ellis, has moved back to her little home town with her big city experience and has helped me start fresh with my display. We've started with the front of the shop by making a little baby nook in my window. My other "platinum" piece of real estate {front round table} is displaying Match. I have finally given Match proper display. Just a glimpse {pics from my iphone} of the new lovely Lavish!

Friday, September 4, 2009

end of summer SALE!

I guess summer is just about over (tear) and to get ready for all of our fall inventory, all of our EBERJEY (nightgowns, robes, and panties) and Lilly Pulitzer fragrances (candles, lotions, and perfumes) are 15% off today and tomorrow.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


It is raining outside and I am BORED. I never used this word growing up because there "is always something productive you can be doing!" All you Schulz's have probably heard this before! So let me tell you about some fun and PRODUCTIVE things happening at Lavish:

1. I am working on a website. It will be http://www.lovelavish.com/. Don't click on the link because as of right now there is nothing to see! Eventually it will be set up to where you can shop online. Long ways to go, so for now come and visit me in Thomasville!

2. We will be participating in the Tallahassee Jingle Jubilee November 13-15th. The Jingle Jubilee is a holiday gift mart that Junior League puts on. I will be ordering inventory just for this event, so it is worth checking out.

3. I am picking out new jewelry for the shop! I apologize if my jewelry selection has gotten SKIMPY, but I promise, great pieces will be here soon!

Hope you are having a PRODUCTIVE day in this DREARY weather!

letter pillows from serena

From crib, to children's room, to dorm room (well, maybe for the girls), these charming letter pillows are a cute way to personalize and accessorize. I remember when I was little I had several little pillows that I decorated my bed with. They then became beds for my baby dolls, pillows for the canoe trip, and now I use them for lower back support on road trips. Call to special order and expect 1 to 2 weeks in shipping!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

hello mr. yellow bird

Stock up on an adorable collection of greeting cards by yellow bird. I am in love with the vintage prints and most cards are embellished with tiny Swarovski crystals. And did I mention, printed on recycled paper! $3.75 each.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fabulous Finds Under $30

Tokyo Milk Kiss Me Kit, $26. These are actually great lipsticks packaged cute with hot mints.
Abas Coffe Cup Sleeve, $28. Perfect for the recyclers, college students, girl who hasEVERYTHING, and the coffee shop junkie

Capri Blue Candle, $28. LOVE this candle. Great gift tied with a box of pretty matches.

Alum Block, $18. A natural anti-septic block that also stops bleeding. Great for anyone who shaves legs of face!

Dogeared Tote, $28. *is much larger than it looks* So Practical!

Lollia Bath Salts, $26. These smell wonderful and make your skin SO soft.
For most people we try to keep gifts under $30, wouldn't you say? Here are some quick suggestions so you don't have to spend all day running around town for that perfect gift. In a major rush? Call me at Lavish...229.227.0079... and I can have some suggestions on the counter for you or have something already wrapped up.